This is my review of the book the Undertakers Widow by Phillip Margolin, which I read recently. This is the second of Phillips books that I have read (it was book two in an omnibus edition), but it did not disappoint.
The star of the book is the battered figure of Richard Quinn. He is an ethical judge and as such he is willing to risk his own life to see that justice prevails in his courtroom. But as sadly he discovers when he presides over the trial of tough-talking state congresswoman Jane Crease, there is not always a clear path to justice.
Jane Crease is a cigar-smoking former police officer, and a flamboyant public figure. She now stands accused of the brutal murder of her husband, a wealthy undertaker. But things, however, are not as they seem, and our Judge the hero of the story soon begins to suspect that Jane may well have been set up. As he zeros in on the shocking secret at the heart of the trial, Richard finds that his efforts to do the right thing lead him ever deeper in to an insidious maze of murder and deceit.
This was an enjoyable book and I will search out for some more of Phillips stories. This was book 4 week 3 fiction 3 (audio books 1) non fiction 0
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